UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated students as they start the new academic year.
In an audio message, played out at schools across the country, His Highness said “First of all, I congratulate you for returning to your schools.. I congratulate all teachers and workers in the education sector.. God willing, it will be a successful start in a new academic year.”
He also stressed the need for perseverance, diligence, continuing learning and enhancing the value of creativity and excellence in the hearts of our students.
His Highness also pointed out that for students to achieve their goals they need the support of their families and creating an appropriate environment for them.
His full message is below:
“My family.. First of all, I congratulate you for returning to your schools.. I congratulate all teachers and workers in the education sector.. God willing, it will be a successful start in a new academic year.
My children.. the beginning of life is dreams.. they grow with us.. and our ambition grows to achieve them.. and your schools polish these dreams and skills and draw the future in them..
So I advise you to make effort and perseverance.. the journey of science and knowledge is a continuous process that does not stop.. You, my family, have to excel, innovate and determination.. Define your goals.. and do not stop trying.. Invest your time in things that benefit you and your families and your community.
I say to my fellow teachers and sisters, teachers, that your efforts are appreciated..and your message is great..and your responsibility in education is great..and may God protect you and help you to carry out this message..
And when we talk about education, it does not mean the school, the teacher, and the student only. But education is an integrated system.. It cannot achieve its goals without the father, mother and family playing their role, following up on their families and creating the appropriate environment for them..
The society also plays its role in its various sides and institutions..
With the help and assistance of the education system until it achieves its full goals.. God bless you and protect you.”